Terms & Conditions

Introduction

These are the terms of use for www.youngfoodies.co.uk (Site). The Site is operated by or on behalf of Young Foodies Limited (we, us and our). We are a limited company, registered in England. Our registered company number is 16499932, and our registered office is at 52 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 2EH.

Your use of the Site will be subject to these terms and by using the Site you agree to be bound by them. Use of your personal information submitted to or via the Site is governed by our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

We reserve the right to change these terms from time to time by changing them on the Site.  These terms were last updated on 14 May 2017.

Young Foodies is a closed membership community aimed at supporting individuals in young food and drink brands and businesses.  Users of the Site must be working in a young food and drink brand or business or a third-party business supporting young food and drink brands and businesses.  Membership of the Site will allow you to gain access to other Young Foodies to network, attend targeted and relevant networking events (Events), exchange ideas and grow your business and brand in the process.

Becoming a Member

To become a member, you must satisfy the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age;
  • You must be working in a food or drink brand or business that has launched in the last 10 years and which we consider to be exciting and innovative;
  • You must be able to contribute to the Young Foodies community.
Further details about eligibility criteria for become a member can be found in our sales book sent to you when you enquire about membership and in our Frequently Asked Questions.

It is your responsibility to ensure you satisfy all of the minimum eligibility criteria set out above before choosing to apply for membership with us. By doing so, you confirm to us that you do meet all of the minimum eligibility criteria.

To register, you must provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date contact information, including name, postal address, telephone number, email address, details of the food or drinks business or brand that you are working for, your position in that company, at least one sample of each flavour of your product. You are responsible for the information and products you provide to us. You must promptly update your account information online in the event of any changes to this information.

We reserve the right, in our discretion, to carry out checks (including checks with credit reference agencies) for the purposes of confirming your identity and to establish your creditworthiness. By agreeing to these terms, you agree to our doing so.

If you are registering as an organisation, rather than in your personal individual capacity, you must have the necessary authority, power and right fully to bind the legal entity or organisation on whose behalf you wish to be granted access to the Site. If you are not authorised to bind that legal entity or organisation, you must not attempt to register. By registering, you represent and warrant to us that you are duly authorised.

Username and password

Upon registration for an account with us, we will provide you with a username and password.  When you log onto the Site for the first time we recommend that you change your password.

You must keep your username and password confidential at all times and use it only to access and use your account and not for any other purpose. You are the only authorised user of your account and, accordingly, you must not disclose your username and/or password to anyone else. You should contact us immediately upon discovering any unauthorised use of your account or error in the operation of your username and/or password (see Contacting us). Any breach of these terms and/or any use of your account by anyone to whom you disclose your username and/or password will be treated as if the breach or use had been carried out by you, and will not relieve you of your obligations to us.

Membership

Each membership involves a membership payment.  The cost of membership is as set out in  our or enquiry letter which is sent to you enquire about membership and are exclusive of VAT.  If you are accepted onto the Site, we will invoice you directly for the relevant membership costs. Our invoices are payable upon receipt. You will not be given access to the Site until payment has been received.

The membership gives you access to the Site and the services and Events we offer to members on the Site.  Each membership runs for a 12 month period from the date you are first accepted onto the Site.  At the end of your membership period we will contact you directly to renew your membership.  If you do not renew your membership you will automatically be removed from the Site and be unable to access your account after the last day of your current membership period.

You can cancel your membership at anytime during the year but no refund of membership fees will be given.  If you wish to cancel your membership please email: thea@youngfoodies.co.uk.

Events

Registered members may be offered the opportunity to sign up to attend events including, but not limited to, networking events, workshops, training courses, ad hoc presentations, online webinars relevant to young businesses in the food and drinks industry (Events).

Events will be advertised on the Site and you will be able to  When you sign up to events we would expect you to attend those Events, if you fail to attend the Event you will not be able to attend any further Events for the next month.

Attendance at Events is personal to you, we’re afraid you are unable to send another person in your place or bring a plus one or more.  When you attend an Event please remember to bring your Young Foodies badge.

Some Events may be pay be paid for Events.  Where this is the case, we will set out the cost (exclusive of VAT) of attending the relevant Event clearly on the Site.   When you sign up to a paid for Event, we will send you an invoice in respect of that Event which shall be payable immediately.

If you need to cancel your attendance at a paid for Event, you will need to email us laura@youngfoodies.co.uk.  If you cancel 14 days or more of the date of the Event we will give you a full refund. If you cancel 14 days of less of the data of the Event no refund will be payable, although we recommend that you get in touch to discuss.

We may also publish information on the Site about other events which are run by third party providers.  We will include this information because we think it may be of interest to you but we have no connection with or responsibility for the quality of these events.

External Partners

We work with external partners to offer you discounts on goods and services which may be of use to your business or brand.  We will include details of these partners and any discounts on the Site.  To be introduced to any partner please email: hello@youngfoodies.co.uk.

Please note that we although we may include details of external partners on the Site and may at your request refer you to external partners, we are not responsible for the goods and services which they may provide.  You must undertake your own due diligence in respect of any such external partners and enter into a contract directly with them and we will have no liability to you or to any external partner in respect of any relationship which you enter into.

What you are allowed to do

You may only use the Site in accordance with these terms. You may retrieve and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print and copy individual pages and, subject to the next section, store such pages in electronic form. Additional terms may also apply to certain features, parts or content of the Site and, where they apply, will be displayed on-screen or accessible via a link.

What you are not allowed to do

Except to the extent expressly set out in these terms, you are not allowed to:

  • ‘scrape’ content or store content of the Site on a server or other storage device connected to a network or create an electronic database by systematically downloading and storing all of the content of the Site;
  • remove or change any content of the Site or attempt to circumvent security or interfere with the proper working of the Site or the servers on which it is hosted; or
  • create links to the Site from any other website, without our prior written consent , although you may link from a website that is operated by you provided the link is not misleading or deceptive and fairly indicates its destination, you do not imply that we endorse you, your website, or any products or services you offer, you link to (and do not frame or replicate) the home page of the Site, and the linked website does not contain any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, indecent, offensive or which infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.
You must only use the Site and anything available from the Site for lawful purposes (complying with all applicable laws and regulations), in a responsible manner, and not in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates.

All rights granted to you under these terms will terminate immediately in the event that you are in breach of any of them.

Intellectual property rights

All intellectual property rights in any content of the Site (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos) are owned by us or our licensors. Except as expressly set out here, nothing in these terms gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading content from the Site. In the event you print off, copy or store pages from the Site (only as permitted by these terms), you must ensure that any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right notices contained in the original content are reproduced.

Site features and content

We may change the format, features and content of the Site from time to time. You agree that your use of the Site is on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis and at your sole risk.

Whilst we try to make sure that content on the Site consisting of information of which we are the source is correct, you acknowledge that the Site may make content available which is derived from a number of sources, for which we are not responsible. In all cases, information on the Site is not intended to amount to authority or advice on which reliance should be placed. You should check with us or the relevant information source before acting on any such information.

We make or give no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, correctness, reliability, integrity, quality, fitness for purpose or originality of any content of the Site and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all implied warranties, conditions or other terms of any kind are hereby excluded and we accept no liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of you or anyone else using the Site or relying on any of its content.

We cannot guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or error-free operability of the Site. There may be times when certain features, parts or content of the Site, or the entire Site, become unavailable (whether on a scheduled or unscheduled basis) or are modified, suspended or withdrawn by us, in our sole discretion, without notice to you.  You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any unavailability, modification, suspension or withdrawal of the Site, or any features, parts or content of the Site.

We cannot and do not guarantee that any content of the Site will be free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements. It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements as to the safety and reliability of content.

User content

The Site will allow you to upload user-generated content and may also allow you to communicate that content, either to selected recipients or in public areas, such as comments pages, chat rooms, message boards, and/or news groups (collectively User Content Areas). We do not control the material submitted to User Content Areas (collectively User Submissions), nor are User Content Areas actively moderated. You are solely responsible for the content of your User Submissions as submitted by you and acknowledge that all User Submissions express the views of their respective authors, and not our views.  You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless if we suffer any loss or damage as a result of any User Submissions which you make available in any User Content Areas.

If you participate in any User Content Areas, you must keep all User Submissions relevant to the purpose of the User Content Area and the nature of any topic.

User Submissions must not:

  • contain, transmit, distribute, link to or otherwise make available, or advertise or promote any content that infringes any intellectual property rights or data protection, privacy or other rights of any other person, is defamatory or in breach of any contractual duty or any obligation of confidence, is obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing, inciteful of violence or hatred, blasphemous, discriminatory (on any ground), liable to cause anxiety, alarm or embarrassment, knowingly false or misleading, or that does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations or is otherwise objectionable (“Prohibited Content“);
  • impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your relationship with any person or entity;
  • contain, transmit or distribute any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, marketing or promotional material or other form of solicitation (spam); or
  • transmit or distribute any virus and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive elements.
You agree that, by submitting any User Submission, you grant us and our affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Submission (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology, and you waive any moral rights you may have in, or to be identified as the author, of such User Submission.

Whilst we do not pre-screen User Submissions, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to delete, edit or modify any User Submission submitted by you and/or to close any topic, at any time without notice to you.

Complaints about the content of any User Submission must be sent to laura@youngfoodies.co.uk and must contain details of the specific User Submission giving rise to the complaint.

External links

The Site may, from time to time, include links to external sites, which may include links to third party offers and promotions. We include these to provide you with access to information, products or services that you may find useful or interesting. We are not responsible for the content of these sites or for anything provided by them and do not guarantee that they will be continuously available. The fact that we include links to such external sites does not imply any endorsement of or association with their operators or promoters.

General

Nothing in these terms shall limit or exclude our liability to you:

  • for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
  • for fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  • for any other liability that, by law, may not be limited or excluded.
Subject to this, in no event shall we be liable to you for any indirect or consequential losses, or for any loss of profit, revenue, contracts, data, goodwill or other similar losses, and any liability we do have for losses you suffer is strictly limited to losses that were reasonably foreseeable.

These terms shall be governed by English law.

You agree that any dispute between you and us regarding these terms or the Site will only be dealt with by the English courts.

Contacting us

Please submit any questions you have about these terms or any problems concerning the Site by email to thea@youngfoodies.co.uk.